TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage - Prestige Dedicated to Performance

May 26, 2008
TAG Heuer iconic Carrera line celebrates the brand's legendary association with the world of racing circuits. The remarkable story of the line started in 1964, when a visionary young Swiss watchmaker, Jack Heuer, great-grandson of Edouard Heuer, the founder of the company, unveiled the first Heuer Carrera watch as a tribute to the 'Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race'.

In 2007, TAG Heuer astounded all the brand's fans and the entire world of watchmaking by the launch of the Grand Carrera collection that represented a contemporary high-end evolution of the iconic series. The watches in the collection have been inspired by GT coupe cars and based on TAG Heuer remarkable heritage in the automobile world.

In 2008, TAG Heuer Grand Carrera collection has been joined by two new eye-paralyzing models: the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage, a limited edition powered by a mechanical hand-wound movement and paying tribute to the origins of the collection; and the Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS2, a sophisticated high technology timepiece, a great base for future developments within the range.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage

The pure lines of the watch architecture make one think of the glistening bodywork of a collector's car. The case, 43mm in diameter, is crafted from polished steel. The sapphire crystal is provided with the double glare proofing. The transparent case back reveals the finesse of the classic mechanical hand-wind movement based on the mechanisms incorporated by pocket watches developed in the 1960s.

The understated yet powerful black dial of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage enjoys spaciousness and expresses its ode to simplicity. The polished hands, hand-applied hour-markers and logo demonstrate meticulous attention to aesthetic details.

You will notice the small seconds scale at 6 o'clock featuring semi-circular graduation, the rhodium-plated hand to indicate the seconds from 0 to 30 and the red hand to indicate the seconds from 30 to 60.

The 'clous de Paris' hobnail motif embellishes the central part of the dial and is echoed on the movement and the rubber strap, reflecting the grand watchmaking traditions of the prestigious brand.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage is secured to the wrist with an interchangeable alligator leather black strap to enhance the resolutely chic appeal or a black organic rubber strap to add to the downright sporty appeal of the whole construction.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1 Vintage is a clear expression of the serene strength of the entire Grand Carrera collection based on the following principle: prestige dedicated to performance.

The timepiece is available in a limited edition of 6000 pieces.

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